BlackRock Limited Duration Income:BLW

    Manage Alerts


    As of 6/7/2023

    52 Wk Avg$13.03$13.72-5.01%
    52 Wk High$14.13$14.55-0.51%
    52 Wk Low$11.76$13.08-11.50%
    Regular Distribution TypeIncome Only
    Distribution RateN/A
    Distribution Amount 
    Distribution Frequency 
    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

    Basic Information

    Investment Objective

    The Fund’s investment objective is to provide current income and capital appreciation. The Fund pursues its objective by investing primarily in three distinct asset classes: • intermediate duration, investment grade corporate bonds, mortgage related securities and asset-backed securities and U.S. government and agency securities; • senior, secured floating rate loans made to corporate and other business entities; and • U.S. dollar-denominated securities of U.S. and non-U.S. issuers rated below investment grade and, to a limited extent, non-U.S. dollar denominated securities of non-U.S. issuers rated below investment grade.

    Capital Structure

    As of 6/7/2023

    Total Investment Exposure:$760.955M
    Total Common Assets:$485.316M
    Common Shares Outstanding:35,711,253

    As of 6/7/2023

    Preferred Share Assets:
    Total Debt (USD): $275.639M
    Regulatory Leverage (USD):
    Effective Leverage (USD): $275.639M
    Effective Leverage (%): 36.22%
    Annual Expense Ratios

    As of 12/31/2022

      Per Common Share
    Management Fees0.86%
    Other Expenses:0.09%
    Baseline Expense: N/A
    Interest Expense:1.08%
    Total: 2.04%
    Fund Management

    Fund Sponsor

    Portfolio Managers
    James Keenan, David Delbos, Mitchell S. Garfin, Akiva Dickstein, Scott MacLellan

    Category: Fixed Income - Taxable-Limited Duration
    Ticker: BLW
    NAV Ticker: XBLWX
    Average Daily Volume (shares): 87,534
    Average Daily Volume (USD): $1.137M
    Inception Date: 7/28/2003
    Inception Share Price: $20.00
    Inception NAV: $17.33
    Tender Offer: No
    Term: No
    Fiscal Year End: December 31
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    As of

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    Distribution History

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    Declared Date Payable Date Ex Date Distrib Amount Income Long Gain Short Gain ROC

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    Pricing Information

    Premium/Discount Information
    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
    Premium/Discount Information

    As of 6/7/2023

    PeriodAvg Discount
    6 Month-4.35%
    1 Year-5.01%
    3 Year-4.53%
    5 Year-6.79%

    As of 6/7/2023

    3 Month0.03
    6 Month-0.56
    1 Year-0.19
    Pricing History
    Date NAV Premium / Discount


    Calendar Year Total Returns

    As of 5/31/2023
    Category: Morningstar US CEF Limited Duration

    Past 20 Years

    Return YearPriceNAVCategory - PriceCategory - NAV
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    Annualized Total Returns

    Returns for periods less than one year are cumulative rather than annualized

    As of 5/31/2023
    Category: Morningstar US CEF Limited Duration

    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

    Portfolio Characteristics

    Portfolio Characteristics
    Average Coupon:
    As of 6/7/2023
    Number of Holdings:
    As of 12/31/2022
    Annual Portfolio Turnover:
    As of 12/31/2022
    Average Bond Price:
    As of 12/31/2022
    Asset Allocation

    As of 12/31/2022

    Top Sectors

    As of 12/31/2022

    Corporate (Super Sector)126.79%
    Corporate Bond70.80%
    Bank Loan52.86%
    Securitized (Super Sector)12.26%
    Asset Backed7.85%
    Agency Mortgage Backed4.13%
    Government (Super Sector)3.83%
    Preferred Stock1.83%
    Top Holdings

    As of 12/31/2022

    HoldingValue% Portfolio
    United States Treasury Notes 3.25%$12.38M2.46%
    Federal National Mortgage Association 4%$10.02M1.99%
    Federal National Mortgage Association 5%$7.11M1.41%
    Federal National Mortgage Association 4.5%$6.66M1.32%
    Fnma Pass-Thru I 4%$6.10M1.21%
    TransDigm, Inc. 6.25%$5.73M1.14%
    The Goldman Sachs Group Inc Deposit Shs Repr 1/1000th Non-Cum Perp Pfd Shs$4.99M0.99%
    Invesco Senior Loan ETF$4.73M0.94%
    Federal National Mortgage Association 3.5%$3.64M0.72%
    Voya Financial Inc 5.65%$3.45M0.68%
    Credit Quality

    As of 12/31/2022

    Maturity Breakdown

    As of 12/31/2022

    Country Allocation

    As of 12/31/2022

    Country% Portfolio
    United States - Fixed Income73.34%
    United Kingdom - Fixed Income3.84%
    Others - Fixed Income3.40%
    Canada - Fixed Income2.09%
    France - Fixed Income2.02%
    Netherlands - Fixed Income1.29%
    Ireland - Fixed Income0.99%
    Italy - Fixed Income0.53%
    Germany - Fixed Income0.48%
    Mexico - Fixed Income0.41%
    Peru - Fixed Income0.37%
    India - Fixed Income0.36%
    Switzerland - Fixed Income0.34%
    China - Fixed Income0.31%
    Colombia - Fixed Income0.28%
    Indonesia - Fixed Income0.22%
    Hong Kong - Fixed Income0.19%
    Belgium - Fixed Income0.19%
    South Africa - Fixed Income0.17%
    Finland - Fixed Income0.13%
    Thailand - Fixed Income0.11%
    Israel - Fixed Income0.10%
    Brazil - Fixed Income0.10%
    Chile - Fixed Income0.09%
    Australia - Fixed Income0.08%
    Singapore - Fixed Income0.07%
    South Korea - Fixed Income0.05%
    Vietnam - Fixed Income0.04%
    Spain - Fixed Income0.04%
    Lithuania - Fixed Income0.04%
    Hungary - Fixed Income0.04%
    Poland - Fixed Income0.04%
    Philippines - Fixed Income0.03%
    Japan - Fixed Income0.02%
    Greece - Fixed Income0.02%
    Sweden - Fixed Income0.02%
    Argentina - Fixed Income0.01%
    United States - Equity0.00%
    Switzerland - Equity0.00%

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    The following information applies to closed-end funds in general: Fund shares are not guaranteed or endorsed by any bank or other insured depository institution, and are not federally insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Shares of closed-end funds are subject to investment risks, including the possible loss of principal invested. There can be no assurance that fund objectives will be achieved. Closed-end funds frequently trade at a discount to their net asset value. NAV returns are net of fund expenses, and assume reinvestment of distributions.